USPS: Shipping

Norman Jaffe turing at
Tue Feb 2 11:40:53 CST 2016

I was once given a tour of a USPS facility and told to not make eye contact with the workers, as this was considered a threatening move by management. 
I don't know if it's gotten any better, but it was definitely a weird experience. 
----- Original Message -----

From: "Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare)" <stefan.skoglund at> 
To: cctalk at 
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:47:48 AM 
Subject: Re: USPS: Shipping 

mån 2016-02-01 klockan 22:22 -0600 skrev Tothwolf: 
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2016, Guy Sotomayor wrote: 
> > On Feb 1, 2016, at 10:30 AM, Ken Seefried <seefriek at> wrote: 
> >> On Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Tothwolf wrote: 
> >>> On Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Pete Lancashire wrote: 
> >>> 
> >>>> Spend the extra few dollars (or what your currency is) and pack it in 
> >>>> very strong box. I've actually had EPROMs show up cracked in half 
> >>> 
> >>> Seconded. The machines the USPS uses for automated sorting of mail are 
> >>> not gentle on parcels. 
> >> 
> >> I'd rather strongly suggest you not us the USPS period. In the last 6 
> >> months or so they've flat out lost 4 items either destined to or 
> >> shipped by me, and one item apparently (according to the tracking web 
> >> site) sat in a sorting facility in Utah for nearly a month before 
> >> magically showing up. Glad it wasn't perishable. 
> > 
> > I’ve had failures with *all* of the major shippers. 
> > 
> > UPS tracking is a *joke*. It tells you not where the package is but 
> > where it’s supposed to be. I was tracking an IBM 3278 terminal and it 
> > wasn’t until the tracking said it was “on the truck for delivery” that 
> > they realized there was a problem. There was not one “physical” scan of 
> > the package and they had no idea where it was. 
> I recently bought a vacuum tube tester and whatever USPS carrier happened 
> to be on duty scanned it as delivered but it was nowhere to be found. 
> After calling the USPS and getting the branch manager involved, it 
> magically appeared the next day. Someone at the USPS had also marked out 
> the tracking barcode on the label. 

HOW BAD is the relationship between the guys/gals on the floor at USPS 
and management/congress ? 
If people is sabotaging like this. 

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